The day is further intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to more than 7 million deaths each year worldwide, including 890,000 of which are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. In the past twenty one years, the day has been met with both enthusiasm and resistance around the globe from governments, public health organizations, smokers, growers, and the tobacco industry. In 1987, the WHO's World Health Assembly passed a resolution for 7 April 1988 to be a world no-smoking day. The objective of the day was to urge tobacco users worldwide to abstain from using tobacco products for 24 hours, an action they hoped would provide assistance for those trying to quit. In 1988, resolution was passed by the World Health Assembly, calling for the celebration of World … [Read more...] about Effects of Tobacco on health also impact your everyday life
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March 26, 2019 by ieyenews Leave a Comment 0 0 During today’s annual State of the Clinic address, Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., outlined the successes of 2018 and announced a five-year strategic plan to double the number of patients served over the next 5 years, while making Cleveland Clinic “the best place for care anywhere, and the best place to work in healthcare.” “We are a beacon of hope for millions,” Dr. Mihaljevic told caregivers Wednesday morning in the ballroom of the InterContinental Hotel in Cleveland. “The world looks to us for innovative solutions to the greatest challenges in healthcare.” 2018 marked Dr. Mihaljevic’s first year as CEO and president of Cleveland Clinic. Throughout 2018, Cleveland Clinic cared for more than 2 million patients – the highest annual total in its history. Operating revenue increased 6.2 percent to $8.9 billion. Contributions to state and local economies … [Read more...] about Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., Outlines 2018 Successes, 5-Year Strategy in Annual State of the Clinic Address
CLEVELAND -- Ohio’s 2014 Medicaid expansion helped more than a million low-wage workers, disabled adults, caretakers, and students to access health care. But the federal government slashed funding for enrollment outreach and consumer assistance last year, and the proportion of uninsured Ohioans has increased from 5.6 percent to 6 percent, according to U.S. Census Bureay surveys. Ohio is one of only 14 states where the number of uninsured increased.This increase is troubling for several reasons.First, a recent evaluation of Ohio’s Medicaid expansion confirmed that access to medical care improves health, including earlier diagnosis and treatment of chronic conditions. About a third of people continuously enrolled in Medicaid reported improved physical health and a quarter reported improved mental health. One recipient stated, “I am getting my cancer medicine because I have Medicaid.” Quite simply, healthier people have better lives: they suffer less and feel … [Read more...] about The number of Ohioans without health coverage is rising as attacks on Medicaid increase: Ashwini Sehgal (Opinion)
By THE NEW YORK TIMES SEPT. 19, 2018 The suburbs. Cities. Small towns. Rural America. The November election for Democratic or Republican control of the House of Representatives will come down to roughly 75 seats that are most competitive this fall. You can’t possibly keep track of all those districts and candidates across the country. Consider this your field guide to the fight for the House. We grouped the 75 districts into five main battlefields — not by what part of the country they’re in, but by the social and cultural characteristics they share. In our analysis, we looked at how Democrats and Republicans will try to piece together a House majority from across these voting blocs. Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to take the House from Republicans. Alexander Burns Metro Melting Pot These are booming areas in and around major cities, where growing Hispanic and Asian-American communities are fueling Democratic gains and President Trump is … [Read more...] about The Five Battlefields for Control of the House
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByMatt Flegenheimer Photographs byTamir Kalifa Aug. 31, 2018 LONGVIEW, Tex. — Beto O’Rourke was racing left again, insisting he knew what he was doing. “Hydroplaning there a little bit,” he said softly, doing 75 in the passing lane through an East Texas downpour, double-fisting beef jerky in his silver pickup. This self-assurance was understandable. In his campaign against Senator Ted Cruz, Mr. O’Rourke has been attempting the Texas equivalent of walking on water — winning statewide as a liberal Democrat — without yet losing his balance. There is bipartisan consensus, including from Mr. Cruz, that Mr. O’Rourke could actually prevail in November — maybe — if the blue wave crests just so. And now, 15 days into a 34-day road trip, Mr. … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke Dreams of One Texas. Ted Cruz Sees Another Clearly.